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ICANN75 - Trip to Kuala Lumpur

I’m glad that I got the opportunity to be selected by NII program to attend the ICANN75 Annual General Meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Note: There’s also a Chinese version for my Taiwanese friends.
這篇文是寫給在吉隆坡認識的好朋友們,歡迎台灣朋友左轉 中文版 文章。

Why I can attend ICANN75

NII hosts two study camps in Taiwan every year. It provides scholarships for all attendees who finished the course, and selects a few students to attend international conferences like APrIGF and ICANN meetings.

The first one is called Internet Governance Camp, in which we discuss various issues. This year I was selected as a Intern Student, and had written three meeting summaries in Chinese.

Another is ICANN Public Policy Camp, I was rated as one of the best students during a simulation meeting about closed generic TLD, which provides the financial aid to attend ICANN75 and the chance to make friends here.

Discussing as Stackholder Groups ICANN Camp in Taiwan

Flight Schedule

I have to arrive and depart on a specific date limited by the NII contract, which means that I cannot stay longer in Malaysia at my own expense.
Also since I booked my ticket too late, there are not a lot of options to choose from.

I flew from Taiwan to Singapore on Saturday evening, stayed the night at Singapore airport, then flew to Malaysia on Sunday morning.

Stay at Singapore Changi airport Got my ICANN75 badge

I attended the ICANN75 session from Monday to Wednesday. This scholarship program has specified 6 mandatory sessions to attend, and the rest is up to me.

My return flight to Taiwan is on Thursday afternoon, so I don’t have the chance to attend the last day of ICANN75 such as Public Forum.

Attending ICANN75 APRALO session
(Source: ICANN Flickr)
Attending ICANN75 APAC Space session
(Source: ICANN Twitter)


The first day I arrived at KLCC (Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre), Sophie from NII told me I can make some friends from NextGen, those who are at the same age as me.

All people at ICANN75 meeting are so kind. When I approach them and listen to what they are talking about, most people will call my name (on the badge) and greet with me.

But sadly, I missed their invitations for dinner for the first two nights. It’s a shame that I couldn’t spend more time with them.

The Wednesday night, we went to chinatown for shopping and having Thai food at Jalan Alor Food Street together.

China Town Thai food

None of us speaks English as our native language, but they are all so inclusive for my unclear accent.

Adlin from Malaysia gave me local refined Chocolate.
Somaly gave me Angkor Wat keychain from Cambodia.
Phyo gave me some Myanmar candies.

I didn’t expect that I would make so many nice friends during ICANN meeting, I’m very regretful that I didn’t prepare any Taiwanese souvenirs. (I even exchanged all Taiwan dollar to Malaysia Ringgits)

Adlin from Malaysia Somaly from Cambodia


I’m really glad to be here and have the chance to talk with different people. I’ll keep digging into ICANN Policy and Internet Governance. And hope I can be ICANN fellow one day, to meet all the nice people again.

Our tea break APAC Group Photo
(Source: ICANN Flickr)


本名韋詠祥,習慣用英文 Sean 暱稱。

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